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Kelly Osbourne Discusses Her Father Ozzy's Parkinson's Diagnosis

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By Joe Allen

Kelly Osbourne is not one to take things laying down. Although her father was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's, Kelly seems well aware that it's something her father is strong enough to deal with. The former Black Sabbath lead singer first revealed that he had the disease in January.

In a conversation with The Daily Mirror about her father, Kelly said that Ozzy was "doing incredible" and that his new health problems have helped to bring the family even closer together.

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"Everyone is acting like it's doomsday but it's not. Life happens and everybody gets dealt a different set of cards, and it depends how you play it," she said. "We take every day as it comes and he is doing incredible. We couldn't have got much closer, but we did. Everyone is acting like it is doomsday, it's not. It's just something we have to deal with."

Kelly seems prepared to take her father's illness in stride and knows that it doesn't have to end his life.

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Ozzy first discussed the diagnosis during an interview on Good Morning America alongside his wife Sharon. "There's so many different types of Parkinson's," Sharon said in that interview. "It's not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body. It's like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."

Ozzy also made it clear that his diagnosis had made things difficult for not just him, but his entire family.

Ozzy, Kelly, and Sharon Osbourne
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"I did my last show New Year's Eve at The Forum. Then I had a bad fall," he said. "I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves."

"I got a numbness down this arm for the surgery, my legs keep going cold," the singer continued. "I don't know if that's the Parkinson's or what, you know, but that's -- see, that's the problem. Because they cut nerves when they did the surgery. I'd never heard of nerve pain, and it's a weird feeling."

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Although Osbourne had kept the diagnosis a secret for a time, eventually, he realized that it would be better to let everyone know what was going on.

"I'm no good with secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore 'cause it's like I'm running out of excuses, you know?" he said.

Even as he deals with the disease, it seems the entire Osbourne clan is as resilient as they've always been. One little nerve disease isn't going to destroy a family like that.

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